Matey being the opposite of Wifey. Outside or kept woman. Mistress. Part-time Lover.
Very controversial and emotional topic and I don’t think there is a person over 20 that doesn’t have a matey experience of some sort. However you feel about the issue, that discussion is for another day, today is for matey music.
Matey music is a genre all by itself. These songs are filled with emotion, reflection, turmoil and entertainment. What more can you ask for?
Here we go:
1. Tanya Stephens – It’s a Pity
I feel there is no explanation needed for this classic. Tanya deduces that when society becomes evolved enough she will be given permission to share this particular dude with his wifey. I dunno about all that, but love the song.
2. Whitney Houston – Saving all my love
RIP Whitney. I felt real hurt when I learned of Whitney’s passing. Her album You Give Good Love was the very first album I owned that wasn’t sang mostly by a cartoon character, so she has been on my playlist for over 20 years. This is a big big matey song that I only realised was a matey song only a few years ago. It speaks of the turmoil felt knowing that dude has his other life and trying to find the strength to ‘do the right thing’
3. Pussycat Dolls – Don’t cha
What can I say, I like the song. 🙂
4. Lady Saw – I’ve Got Your Man
Her business card promises Good Food. I love it! Interesting to note that Mama Saw lets wifey know that she intends to make dude her own man, may another promise of good food turn his eyes again? Circle of Life?
5. Tanya Stephens – To the Rescue
Matey as community service. Who woulda thunk it?
I had soo much fun going through these songs. Part two will be the wifey responses, lol